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Old 05-18-2022, 08:20 AM
 
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I had some electrical work that needed to get done. I called several electricians (who were recommended by neighbors and family).

Some wouldn't even return my calls. Those who did come out to see the job, never offered a quote. I was ghosted by all.

Next time I see an electrical truck in the neighborhood, I'm going to kidnap the driver and make him give me a quote.
Perhaps the title of this thread will attract an electrician, or some other tradesperson, who is willing to say why he doesn't have the courtesy to return calls or follow up with estimates.

I've dealt with this repeatedly over the years.

I've never held a job where I ignored phone calls or requests for some action.

If you don't want to take on the job, just respond with some excuse. People would understand if you simply said you weren't taking on any more work at present.
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Old 05-18-2022, 10:12 AM
 
Location: USA
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Perhaps the title of this thread will attract an electrician, or some other tradesperson, who is willing to say why he doesn't have the courtesy to return calls or follow up with estimates.

I've dealt with this repeatedly over the years.

I've never held a job where I ignored phone calls or requests for some action.

If you don't want to take on the job, just respond with some excuse. People would understand if you simply said you weren't taking on any more work at present.


I wish this would happen, but the bulging request files of home service providers is a dis-incentive to courtesy.
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Old 05-24-2022, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I recently contacted 4 local "handyman services". One got back to me. one's phone machine said he was to busy to take on any more work for 30 days. 2 never called me back.
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